An excerpt from Paul Stiller’s keynote speech at the 2022 Make Your Mark Awards…
The Aycliffe Business Park Community has a vital role to play in our future prosperity.
It is important for all of us to remain proactive and engaged and I would urge those of you who have not yet registered with the ABPC to do so and to get involved.
When “Levelling Up” funds are divided up, we need to be there, at the front of the queue, making sure that we receive funding for our businesses and for the park at levels, which befit our status, as the largest business park in the North of England.
We need to look after our local environment, work closely with our local authorities and develop innovative initiatives which will benefit our businesses.
Necessity really is the mother of invention. Out of necessity, we have had to innovate and increase digitisation; automate our businesses; and cut out unnecessary and costly processes – all of which has the potential to make us more productive.
Here on Aycliffe Business Park, we’ve proved we can innovate.
Our business park is home to over 400 companies who employ over 10,000 of the best “grafters” in the UK.
We are a microcosm of the UK’s wider economy but with many outstanding and unique advantages over the rest of the country – not least of which is our people. People who have grown up in families whose members have been employed in the businesses of this business park for generations. People in whom we should invest.
I’d urge all business on the park to get involved with ABPC initiatives going forward – whether that’s with the Make Your Mark Awards, or the regular News and Networking meetings.
Stiller Warehousing and Distribution